By Attila Dsa, Attila Dosa
In past identification, 13 of Scotland's top identified poets replicate upon the theoretical, functional and political issues thinking about the act of writing. They provide a special advisor to modern Scottish poetry, discussing various concerns that come with nationhood, schooling, language, faith, panorama, translation and identification. John Burnside, Robert Crawford, Douglas Dunn, Kathleen Jamie, Edwin Morgan, Kenneth White and others, including such famous experimentalists as Frank Kuppner, Tom Leonard and Richard fee, discover questions on the connection among social, fiscal and ecological realities and their poetic transformation. those interviews are set in the altered political context that from the re-establishment of a Scottish Parliament in 1999 and the potential for a renewed engagement with wider ecu tradition. Attila D?sa is Senior Lecturer on the division of English on the college of Miskolc, in northern Hungary.
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In your essay “The Translation of Poetry” you speak about the “deverbalisation and reverbalisation of the poem” and you say “there is some sense […] in which the poem exists independently of the language of its composition”. What does this mean? Yes, this was an idea I found in Walter Benjamin’s writing, which I was always very interested in. I think it’s very hard to be precise about it. I find it an attractive idea that a poem might have a kind of almost metaphysical existence, hovering between the two languages.
London: Methuen. 19–37. Stevenson, Robert Louis.  1991. ) Scotland: An Anthology. London: HarperCollins. 17. Edwin Morgan: Our Man in Glasgow Edwin Morgan is a major figure in twentieth century Scottish literature. As Scotland’s Makar, or National Poet, he is held in both respect and affection for a poetic approach that can combine forthright social comment with playfully experimental work in a wide range of forms and genres. His remarkable work as a translator has helped Scotland engage with both traditional and avant-garde work in many languages, particularly those of Eastern Europe.
MacGillivray and Gifford have suggested that science fiction has a “symbolic significance”1 in 1 See Gifford, Douglas et al (eds). 2002. Scottish Literature. Edinburgh: EUP. 775. 36 Edwin Morgan Morgan’s poetry that is similar to Edwin Muir’s use of Christian mythology. However, while the nuclear holocaust, for instance, does appear as a background in some of Morgan’s poems, the prospect of large-scale self-extinction rarely features as a distinct reality that might threaten us, as in Muir. Morgan’s work is a summing up of a variety of strands in Scottish culture and at the same time is eagerly forward-looking.